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From Middle Welsh mynyð, from Proto-Brythonic *mönɨð, from Proto-Celtic *moniyos (compare Cornish menydh, Breton menez), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to tower, stand out) (compare Latin mōns).





mynydd m (plural mynyddoedd)

  1. (geography) mountain, large hill
  2. (figuratively) large pile, great amount
  3. common, unenclosed land, mountain land, moorland; agricultural land; plain
  4. (palmistry) mount

Derived terms



Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mynydd fynydd unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “mynydd”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies